Philip Yancey
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Philip Yancey

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I worked for 10 years as an Editor and then Publisher for Campus Life magazine. There I learned journalistic skills (there's no tougher audience than teenagers), but every year it seemed I wrote fewer and fewer words. In 1980 my wife Janet and I moved to downtown Chicago where I began a career as a freelance writer. (She has worked as a social worker and hospice chaplain--which gives me plenty of material to write about!) We lived there until 1992, when we moved to the foothills of Colorado. I've written over 30 books, most of them still in print, thankfully. Three of them I coauthored with Dr. Paul Brand, who influenced me more than any single person. My own favorites are "Soul Survivor" and "Reaching for the Invisible God" because both of them forced me to dig deep and get personal. I'm a pilgrim, still "in recovery" from a bad church upbringing, searching for a faith that makes its followers larger and not smaller. I feel overwhelming gratitude that I can make a living writing about the questions that interest me.

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    • By: Philip Yancey
    • Narrated by: Bill Richards
    • Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
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    • Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

    • By: Philip Yancey, Paul Brand
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    • Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
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    Yancey and Brand show how accurately and intricately the human body portrays the Body of Christ....

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    • Soul Survivor

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